Rockport PublishersRockport Publishers
Rockport Publishers was founded in 1984 and became part of the Quarto Group six years later. Looking for the latest in design industry trends or graphic art reference? There's a book for that at Rockport Publishers. Rockport creates beautifully illustrated source books for professional designers and artisans of all types. Rockport’s books present the best in design work from around the world and bring readers inside the world’s most talented design and art studios to see how the work gets done and the inspiration that lies behind each finished piece.

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Rockport Publishers
100 Cummings Center
Suite 265-D
Mail/Deliveries/Packages to Suite 253C
Beverly, MA 01915

Tel: +1 978 282 9590
Fax: +1 978 282 7765

Winnie Prentiss, V.P., Group Publisher

Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
    Karine Marko
    Group Rights Director
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations

Become a Rockport Publishers Author
Rockport Publishers publish instructional design books in a range of categories. See our submission guidelines before submitting your proposal. We’re pleased to look over your book query, and if your book idea fits into our focus areas we will contact you for more details. 

March 15, 2017
The Quarto Group are delighted to announce the launch of Scratch & Create, a new format and trend in the Adult creative-craft market. This new series incorporates metallic ink layered over specially commissioned drawings or unique colourful backgrounds. By using a special stylus, you can scratch away the coating, uncovering beautiful, full colour finished artworks or you can create your own designs. Scratching out is the new coloring in! Read More.
January 24, 2017
Amelia Earhart and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, both from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and The Hello Atlas from Wide Eyed Editions have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.” Read More.
January 19, 2017
Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity. Read More.
July 25, 2016
LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group. Read More.
August 10, 2015
The San Jose Mercury News featured Quarto Publishing Group titles in its feature this weekend on the adult coloring book trend. Quarto Publishing Group USA CEO Ken Fund's interview also was featured in the article. Read More.
August 5, 2015
Lori Zimmer, author of The Art of Cardboard from Rockport Publishers, has been named to the board of ACT / ART, which provides a forum for artists and the public to engage in acts of creative expression–acts of art–that generate awareness, provoke dialogue, change perception, and evoke positive change around important social and public policy issues. The group recently announced its first initiative in partnership with The White House. Read More.
July 15, 2015
The Associated Press reports that adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer. A story by the AP's Beth J. Hapaz on the coloring book craze and Quarto Publishing Group's part in it has been published in more than 100 outlets across the country. Read More.
July 14, 2015
The adult coloring book craze continues to make headlines. Parade Magazine, which is a supplement to Sunday newspapers across the country, ran a cover story on the phenomenon in its July 12 edition. Read More.
July 8, 2015
The Quarto Group is delighted to announce the launch of, a new consumer facing site that showcases and promotes The Quarto Group's entire global publishing programme. The site allows consumers to discover more books in subjects they are interested in and presents books in ten subject areas each distinctly branded with a unique icon: Quarto Cooks, Quarto Homes, Quarto Drives, Quarto Kids, Quarto Lives (health & MBS), Quarto Plays (sport & games), Quarto Creates (art, craft & design), Quarto Thinks (culture), Quarto Explores (history, travel, science) and Quarto Gifts. Read More.
May 19, 2015
Publishers Weekly reported on the latest craze in publishing with a feature on the popularity of coloring books. Featured in the story was information on The Quarto Publishing Group's coloring book program. Quarto will easily have a million adult coloring books in print this year, with the market continuing to surge, said Ken Fund, president and CEO of Quarto, a publisher of illustrated and creative titles. Those sales are being led by its Zen Coloring Book series, which includes the bestselling Color Me Calm and Color Me Happy, both by art therapist Lacy Mucklow with art by Angela Porter. The books have gone back to press 10 times in the past six months, for a total of more than 275,000 copies worldwide. "We imagined the books would appeal to adults looking to relax. But we never expected the responses we've received from people battling serious medical conditions," added editorial director Jeannine Dillon, who came up with the idea for the series after coloring with her four-year-old son. Read More.
May 12, 2015
With their popularity soaring, coloring books are giving adults a chance to relax and be creative, while reducing stress. NBC Nightly News featured several Quarto Publishing Group coloring books in a May 11 report. The story includes an interview with Quarto artist Lisa Congdon as well as a coloring book group in Chicago. Read More.
April 23, 2014
The Quarto Group was featured in Publishers Weekly London Book Show Daily on April 9, 2014. Here are a few excerpts from the article. Read More.
February 26, 2014
Quarto (LSE: QRT.L), the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, on February 26 announced a rebrand of its publishing divisions, comprising new names and a new visual identity, which better represents how the divisions work together. With shared domestic, international and foreign language sales teams Quarto is one integrated supplier to customers worldwide. The new names and logos make this clear while capitalizing on the company's 38-year-old heritage. Read More.
September 9, 2013
If you're anything like many people, you gravitate towards anything fashion-related, soaking up all the information you can find. Well, Alicia Kennedy has made it easier for us to do that with her new book, Fashion Designed, Referenced, written in collaboration with Emily Banis Stoehrer and Jay Calderin. Armed with dazzling photos and a handy historical timeline, this is a one-stop resource on the path to becoming a fashion know-it-all. Read More.
September 9, 2013
Designers & Books' September dozen features highly regarded British product designer Tom Dixon's new book, a compendium of Dutch architecture firm MVRDV's buildings, and Fashion Design, Referenced, a comprehensive guide to the art and industry of fashion design. Among other titles are a two-volume edition of the work of 20th-century Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata, a collection of toys for budding architects, and an exploration of the colorful life of early 20th-century type designer Frederic Warde. Read More.
January 30, 2013
Typography, Referenced has been named to the 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List, an annual handpicked list from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA, a division of the American Library Association) of the most noteworthy reference titles published in 2012. Read More.
January 9, 2013
Typography, Referenced has been named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2012 by Choice magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Read More.
August 16, 2012
Amy Graver and Ben Jura, authors of Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts for Rockport Publishers, sat down recently to discuss their love of design and reasons for writing the book. Read More.
July 27, 2012
Design: Paper, a new book by the design firm Public School, is a demonstration of the protean nature of paper in the guises of identity, print and packaging, cards and invitations, and art and craft. Cody Haltom of Public School sat down with Felt & Wire to talk about creating the book. Read More.
June 15, 2012
The graphical interventions in Stop, Think, Go, Do are present in our lives cradle to grave. This latest book by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic presents behavioral graphics from around the world, including recent examples never published in the U.S. Heller tells their reason for doing the book, its global scope and what's new in "telling us to do this and not do that." Read More.
May 14, 2012
Jay Calderin wrote the book on fashion design - literally. He is the author of the indispensable fashion design books "Fashion Design Essentials," "Form, Fit, Fashion" and "Fashion Design, Referenced." On top of teaching, and being executive of creative marketing, at the School of Fashion Design he is founder and executive director of Boston Fashion Week. Calderin's own designs have appeared in the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines. Read More.
March 7, 2012
Canegie Mellon University alum Bella Martin and associate professor Bruce Hanington put their heads together in a study of design methods and the result is Universal Methods of Design. Read More.
October 13, 2011
Are you attending New York Comic Con? We'll be there. Read More.
September 14, 2011
Seth Godin, best-selling author and marketing guru, lists Typography Essentials and Typography Workbook among the books to read to learn about type. Read More.
September 14, 2011
Author Noah Scalin wrote a preview of his new book Unstuck on the blog Another Limited Rebellion. The book will be released in November. Read More.
August 22, 2011
Rockport Publishers has always provided designers with outstanding inspirational and educational reference book content and now designers will be able to browse and shop for Rockport's bestselling titles in ebook format through a new app for the iPad. Read More.
July 14, 2011
Crafters and artists who are following Noah Scalin's 365 project by making something every day can earn a merit badge by sharing a video of their work. Read More.
July 6, 2011
RockPaperInk, a new collaborative online design destination, has launched as a place for designers to come together and share opinions, creations and passion for design. Read More.
June 30, 2011
Rockport Publishers has launched, a community for designers to come together to share their opinions, creations, and passions for the field. Read More.
June 24, 2011
In a review in its June 26 book section, the LA Times says I Heart Design is "is a handsome book -- with its Milton Glaser-inspired title -- that entertains as much as it inspires." Read More.
April 13, 2011
Terry Lee Stone, author of Rockport Publishing's new two-book series, Managing the Design Process, has outline the four essentials of a design critique on Read More.
February 24, 2011
Steven Heller, co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts, has completed an intriguing podcast for his new book "I Heart Design" as part of the Paul Rand Lecture Series. Read More.
January 13, 2011
Choice Magazine has selected Graphic Design, Referenced as one of its Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010. Read More.
November 9, 2010
What will our children see when they read their biology book? What will the reading experience of the future ultimately be? These are some of the questions that Moving Design's principal and co-founder, Rick Valicenti, in collaboration with Rockport Publishers, asked 24 senior graphic and industrial design students at the University of Illinois in a thought-provoking program called Tabula Rasa. Read More.
October 7, 2010
Redefining the Reading Experience Tabula Rasa and Rockport Publishers Program to Envision the Future of Print with Digital Read More.
July 23, 2010
On Fast Company's Co. Design blog, People Design previews their new book Brand Identity Essentials, and some of best strategies they know for creating memorable branding in an post titled 'Six Tips For Designing a Memorable Brand.' Read More.
November 15, 2009
One of the most comprehensive reference books on the usage of color available today... Read More.

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